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Daphniphyllum macropodum

Object Details

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On Display
Freer Gallery
Accession Number
2021-0781A
Description
This large understory shrub or tree has leaves which can sometimes be confused with some species of rhododendron. It is primarily planted for its leaves and form, but also has interesting fruits on female plants.
Hardiness
0 - 30 F
Bloom Time
May to June
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
Range
S China, S Kuril Island to Temperate E Asia
Habitat
Forests
Life Form
Evergreen shrub/sub-shrub
Bloom Characteristics
Flowers grow in racemes. Male flowers are purple-pink, female flowers are green.
Dioecious
Yes
Foliage Characteristics
Oblong to oblanceolate leaves are spirally arranged, glossy green, leathery, with purple-red stems. New growth has a pink flush.
Fruit Characteristics
Female plants have ellipsoidal, blue-black drupes if pollinated. Fruits are .33" (8.4 cm) long.
Plant Size
15-25' tall by 15-25' wide (4.6-7.6 x 4.6-7.6 meters)
Structure
Round
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Daphniphyllum
Fase Daphne
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Saxifraganae
Order
Saxifragales
Family
Daphniphyllaceae
Genus
Daphniphyllum
Species
macropodum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax76d30d3ef-3147-49e2-891f-52966917b04b
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2021-0781A
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